CFUW encourages its members to use their expertise to bring about positive change by helping to shape CFUW policy. Each year members can participate in policy development by participating in the CFUW National’s resolution process.
What are CFUW Resolutions?
A CFUW Resolution is a formal motion proposing positive change about a current issue of provincial, national and/or international importance that CFUW wishes to pursue. If passed by the CFUW Clubs, the proposed resolution becomes CFUW policy. Our policies provide direction for advocacy, educate the membership, and increase CFUW’s visibility as a leading Canadian women’s organization.
CFUW Clubs can research and propose resolutions. Clubs review proposed resolutions and suggest amendments to the proposing clubs. The finalized resolutions are voted on at the club’s AGM. A similar process occurs at the provincial council level.
Our Issues & Advocacy Committee reviews the resolutions and proposes amendments. They provide recommendations to our Executive to accept or reject the final resolutions at the AGM. The Committee informs the general membership of the new resolutions and invites them to participate in our review and discussions.
Action on 2022 Resolutions
We selected three finalized National 2022 policies for further action by writing to politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal level. Our letters encouraged our elected officials to:
• strengthen bail laws to protect victims of intimate partner violence (IPV);
• develop and implement action plans to end violence against women in politics; and
• support the recognition of a clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.
2023 Proposed Resolutions
Click for details of currently evolving 2023 CFUW National Resolutions.
Our committee is proud to have initiated a resolution which passed at the 2020 CFUW AGM and is now in the Policy Book at CFUW National. The resolution supported national standards for the application of the term “medically necessary care” when applying federal transfer payments to our provinces and territories.